Visit a fort, old buildings, the local folk museum, and learn about the volcanic eruption in 1973.
Included in your cruise
Learn about the Eldfell volcano that erupted on the island in 1973 and its history
On a lava walk, understand more about volcanic eruptions, and how new land is formed
Visit the old fort, Skansinn, and learn about its intriguing history
Admire stunning hilltop views and visit the Sagnheimar Folk Museum
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Dress according to local weather conditions.
Historic sites revealed
Heimaey is part of Vestmannaeyjar – an archipelago rich in history and natural beauty. On a guided walk you’ll visit Skansinn, a replica of a fort built on the orders of a Danish king. Admire the wooden church and Landlyst, one of Heimaey’s oldest buildings, then walk to see lava formed during Eldfell’s volcanic eruption before visiting the Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the town centre.
Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions.
Walking information: Approximately 2 km / Paved and gravel ground.